Doctor of Physiotherapy

  • CRICOS code: 071302J

Where will this take me?


Taught by leading researchers and academics, and clinical practitioners from prestigious clinical schools, the Doctor of Physiotherapy is the perfect pathway to becoming an industry-leading practitioner to provide world-class care to every patient you encounter.

Exciting clinical practice opportunities

As a student in the Doctor of Physiotherapy, there will be many opportunities to explore clinical practice, research and advocacy.

The opportunities for students range from private and sporting facility practice, through to community health and major hospitals.

Our close relationships with our clinical partners such as Melbourne Health, Austin Health, Western Health, St. Vincent’s and Royal Children’s Hospital allows students to experience exclusive clinical experience in the country’s leading institutions.

Throughout the program, you will witness the power of health care in action. As a student, you may have the opportunity to work with a variety of community groups. Your ability to analyse health problems in context and build outcomes that work will have tangible effects on people’s lives.

Through contact with established physiotherapists, you can develop your leadership and management skills. You will witness how successful physiotherapists structure and run their own businesses. You will also learn how to future-proof your work with a greater understanding of new and innovative practices, which will equip you to better serve patients now and beyond.

Our Graduates

Graduates from the Doctor of Physiotherapy emerge as strong leaders in their field.

Graduates from the program are also able to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) and work as a physiotherapist in Australia and New Zealand. Previous graduates have ventured around the world with their practice, including the UK, Canada, and the United States. Doctor of Physiotherapy graduates who wish to practice overseas should check with their local physiotherapy registration board to confirm registration requirements.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.